Re: Celtics - Rondo = Chemistry + Wins!!!
posted at 2/2/2013 7:46 AM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
In response to ET27's comment:
In response to Eldunker's comment:
In response to darrylfries' comment:
Bradley isn't a point guard and may never be.
Bradley is a swing guard. He can and has played both PG and SG. He hasn't played much PG because we needed him on the court, but Rondo was firmly entrenched at PG.
He has the skills, and I think he would actually be a more effective PG.
How can he be a more effective point guard when Rondo is the best distributor in the league? Does anyone remember the kudos Cousy has heaped upon Rondo? Didn't Rondo have his streaked of 30+ games of 10 or more assists broken a month or two ago. And he accomplished this despite the fact no one on the team is having a good year shooting the ball. Paul, Terry and Lee are not having particularly good years. But, of course, why don't we blame Rondo for their poor shooting. I will admit his defense against point guards is inadequate, but isn't that why Bradley is so important to this team. Why do we expect Rondo to be all world in every category?
Just how effective was Rondo?? Are you talking about his personal assist stats or the teams success??
Rondo was annointed the teams leader and on floor coach by our intimidated coach Doc... the players all fell for it (publicly anyway)... so the leader and great distributor has led the team to a 20-23 record....
Now that hes out, we're 3-0 and beat the NBA champs to boot. Three more things seem very obvious to me:
1. The offense is moving the ball, shooting earlier with better shots, running and involving everyone
2. The defense has suddenly tightened with the departure of the Leader... not surprising
3. The attitude of the team appears much more upbeat and engaged...
The leader and hof PG is effective when he leads his team to victories much more often than not and involves all teammates both on the court and off to make them want to sell out for the team.. I think Rondo was the anti team leader ... causing some teammates to resent him and turn off.... I could be wrong but its what Ive noticed on the court during his presence and the change since hes been out... maybe you see it differently
Having a big cup strapped across one's face and a look of ecstasy in one's eyes could impede anyone's vision. Having never done that(as well as having lasik surgery) leaves my vision @ 20/20...